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Ultra realistic controlled enclosed system

that replicates a working subway tunnel to include temperature extremes, fully functional sprinkler systems and smoke.


feet of Dual Rail Subway Tunnel

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Over One Quarter Mile - Fully Enclosed

Inside over a quarter mile of fully enclosed tunnel lays the Guardian Centers’ subway system; a realistic 1,700ft dual rail subway tunnel that includes eight real world complete subway cars from Washington DC Metro. These eight cars are positioned on both rail lines (north bound and south bound) and can be rolled into place at different points throughout the 1,700ft tunnel.
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Endless Scenarios

Multiple training scenarios are possible within the Guardian Centers subway to include:

  • Technical rescue, such as a pinned or crushed victim
  • Active shooter 
  • Chemical or biological attack
  • Explosive device
  • And much more…

Every Detail Carefully Planned

At the south end of the tunnel Guardian Centers has created a realistic platform station for ingress and egress to the subway. This station not only includes a platform, but also turnstiles, a ticket booth, a control room, and multiple offices.

Guardian Centers’ staff were incredibly pro-active. Everything from last minute search dogs to getting specific ethnic/language capable role players and everything in between was taken care of at the right place and right time every time.

Major Robert J. Casey

Combat Rescue Officer, 308th Rescue Squadron

I’ve seen a lot of sites around the world – this is the most complex site I’ve ever seen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

The 830-acre property can recreate just about any disaster scenario imaginable…the diverse disaster scenes are really what makes this place state-of-the-art.

Nick Valencia


When my eyes first saw this, it was a wow factor. Our men and women have been around the proverbial block for many years, but this facility, these types of environments we’re finding here really puts us to work.

Louie Fernandez

FEMA Spokesman

I’ve seen other training sites around the country; nothing is as extensive or as realistic as Guardian Centers.

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Guy C. Swan

Former Commander USARNORTH

You will not see a more realistic environment than this anywhere in the world apart from a real incident.

Bob Rea

UK Firefighter (Ret.), UK Fire Service College

We really never had a venue that could allow us to integrate virtually all of that training into a single location…Guardian Centers gets that to a ‘T’.

General (Ret.) Gene Renuart

Former Commander USNORTHCOM, NORAD

This is the only [facility] that I’ve seen that has all of these venues here on one site. It’s like picking off a menu. You tell them I want this, this being this and this is how I want it done and they make it happen.

Chris Schaff

Fairfax County Fire Department Battalion Chief and Commander VA-TF1

Everything that we would see in a disaster that we would respond to, they have created here.

Keith Fontana

Paramedic IL-TF1

I think it gives them the best reality that you can find in the country.

Joe Hernandez

FL-TF2, President, Disaster Medical Solutions

Thanks for providing the dream, facility, and logistical support that resulted in the overwhelming success of exercise Scarlet Response.

Colonel Steven Redifer

Commanding Officer, USMC CBIRF

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Please note: Guardian Centers does not offer individual course registrations at this time. We are currently in the process of updating our official training and course list, as well as adding a wait list for individual registrations. Please check back soon for further details.

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